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Layer on theBalm® cosmetics Read My Lips™ Lip Gloss to create a bespoke shade while nourishing and hydrating your lips.

theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac® Lip and Cheek Stain

$17.00
0.3 oz.

Availability: In stock

$17.00

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You wouldn’t know it from the state of our makeup drawer, but we’re actually beauty minimalists. Our motto: Why use two products when you can get the same effect with one? This two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives us a natural, understated flush and helps us get out the door faster. The gel formula looks dark in the tube but delivers a sheer tint. The tinted gel leaves a lasting stain on lips and cheeks. Since it’s water-based, it has a longer setting time than most quick-dry stains, which means it won’t leave any unsightly streaks behind as long as you take care to blend well. Use a single coat for a subtle look or layer it on for a more visible (yet still discreet) hue.

How to Use

The handy wand makes applying this stain a breeze. Swipe onto your lips as you would a regular lip gloss. To use as a cheek stain, smile and dab two or three dots onto the apples of your cheeks. Gently blend the pigment into your cheeks using small circular motions.

Water ((aqua) Eau), Glycerin, Triethanolamine, Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract. May Contain / Peut Contenir [+/- Blue 1 (ci 42090), Green 3 (ci 42053), Yellow 5 (ci 19140), Yellow 6 (ci 15985), Red 22 (ci 45380), Red 33 (ci 17200), Red 27 (ci 45410), Yellow 10 (ci 47005), Green 5 (ci 61570)]

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Stains lips and stays off teeth
Sampled

I find it so hard to find a lip stain that actually stains your lips and looks more natural. I love this! I have been using it now for over a year after getting it in my first birch box. It also lasts forever! I use mine almost every day (if not twice a day) and I still have half left after two months. I have issues where other lip stains are heavy and then it gets on my teeth. This one absorbs into my lips and lasts for about 1-2 hours per application.

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theBalm dot calm
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This stuff is so simple and cool - it's the perfect amount of color for me and takes less than 2 seconds to apply.

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Beauty Queen
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Got this as a sample and there's nothing special about it. The brand is great and I wanted to like it but even after several layers, the color barely shows up on the lips and I hate the sticky feeling of applying it to my cheeks.

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great lip stain
Purchased

I absolutely love this lip stain! Beauty queen is a prefect shade for a natural looking beautiful pink lip. Just the right amount of color that lasts for hours.

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Oh lip stain
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This stain left my lips feeling sticky and didn't show up well.

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